PAEYC is excited to support Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, The Pennsylvania Principals Association, and the coalition Pre-K for PA as they discuss the need for more state funding to grow preschool programs. Advocates met this week in Irwin and Pittsburgh to discuss this need, highlighting statistics such as:
"In Allegheny County, about 52.5 percent of preschool-age children eligible for publicly funded programs do not have access."
The Pennsylvania Principals Association cited a report released this month highlighting the benefits of preschool, with findings showing that children who have attended preschool are more likely to exhibit age-appropriate behavior, have a better grasp on learning, better emotional regulation skills, and are more likely to succeed in the future.
Join the campaign to support access to high quality preschool for all.
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